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Happy Holidays, Folks - Need Some Consulting


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OK, I believe that I will go with a better GPU as well.

iammkyle mentioned the XFX Radeon HD 6870. They had quite a few negative reviews, so I found the same chip MSI version. It has little negative reviews, but also a lot less total reviews. Does anybody have an opinion to which company/GPU card is better?

Or, is there a different GPU that is a step-up from the MSI GTX 550 Ti that anybody would recommend? (120-175$ range)

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814162079
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You like that one for the extra GB of memory?

And the last thing I am thinking of upgrading is the PSU. Corsair has a step-up model for an extra 30$. It supplies an extra 50w and boasts about its nvidia and intel compatability. Is this well-worth the extra 30$(USD)? Or is the builder series that we are considering sufficient enough (at a minimum)?

Lol, sorry. I think I'm pretty much ready to order for real this time.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139021
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Well, it's official. I ordered it :yeah:


Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Galaxy 55NPH8HX4LXZ GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Grand total of $863.02 USD [After rebates]

It was just slightly over budget, but I believe that I will be happy with it for a few years to come. Thanks again for all the help and advice, folks. I'll check back in when I get her all set up and running.

Cheers :cheers:
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That is great news, shout if you need us but definitely let us know how it performs :thumbsup:




NB: Forgot to mention Im very jealous :woot:
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Can you please post everything you have, or are about to purchase so we can give it a final check.
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Thanks for the final list. Another green one here.

Wish this time sink was better. Keep getting in there late.
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